Monday, December 08, 2014

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library to be Honored at City Council with a Muchas Gracias Award for 40 years of Service

On Wednesday, December 10,  at 5:00 pm, the Mayor will honor the Friends of the Library with a Muchas Gracias Award In honor of their 40th Anniversary.  Please plan to attend. City Council meetings begin at 5:00 pm at City Hall, Councilors Chambers.

City of Santa Fe Muchas Gracias for the
40th Anniversary of the
Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library

Since 1974, the non-profit Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library has helped to support the Santa Fe Public Library by raising money to provide the resources for additional programming, much-needed materials and equipment, support for children’s summer reading and other programs, and special events throughout the year. The Friends commit their time and resources to preserve and enhance our libraries for generations today and tomorrow because they understand the critical importance of a well-funded library to our community.  In the past year, from July 2013 through June 2014, a total of 119 Friends volunteers contributed 9,425 hours of their time to support the Santa Fe Public Library.

Now, therefore, in honor of their fortieth anniversary and forty years of service to the community of Santa Fe, the City of Santa Fe presents this Muchas Gracias Award to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

La Farge Branch Library to Close Early For Employee Christmas Party

All Library Employees will have an opportunity to attend the annual
City of Santa Fe Employee Christmas Party

SANTA FE, NM – The City of Santa Fe’s La Farge Branch, 1130 Llano,  will close early on Friday, December 12, 2014 to allow employees the time to attend the annual City of Santa Fe Employee Christmas Party.  The La Farge Branch will close to the public at 5:00 p.m.

Patrons will be able to use the Main Library, 145 Washington Ave. and the Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, as they will remain open until 6:00 p.m. (normal Friday closing time).      

Library Contact Numbers:

Main Library—955-6781

Southside Library—955-2820

La Farge Branch—955-4862

For additional information, please contact Patricia Hodapp, Director of Libraries at                                               

Santa Fe Dulcimer Ensemble, Dec. 20 at Southside

Friday Afternoon Art: Printmaking, Dec. 12 at Main

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Holiday Sale at the Main Library, Saturday, Dec. 10



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Tuesday, December 02, 2014


The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library have joined #GivingTuesday, a new national day dedicated to giving, similar to the way Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping.

The Friends are an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to support the public library by providing funding, advocacy, programming, services, and materials that enrich the diverse community it serves. Virtually every penny donated to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library directly supports:
  • Expanded materials collections, including audio and video titles, electronic databases, books in Spanish, language programs, large print books, audio books, and e-books.
  • Children and family programs such as the summer reading program, after school programs, pre-school story times, and Books and Babies.
  • Author presentations and lectures
We hope you will join us by making a tax-deductible contribution on December 2nd to demonstrate your support for the Santa Fe Public Library.

There are two easy ways to make your GivingTuesday donation:
  1. Donate online
  2. Mail your check payable to “Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.”
    Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library
    P.O. Box 31332
    Santa Fe, NM 87594
Thanks in advance for your generous support of the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library!

Meet the Mayor at Southside, Tomorrow, Dec. 3rd

Mayor Meets Individually With Constituents!

No Appointment Necessary, First Come, First Serve Sign-up Opportunity

SANTA FE, NM – The next in a series of face-to-face, “Meet the Mayor” events will take place this Wednesday, December 3. Santa Feans will have the opportunity to meet with directly with Mayor Javier M. Gonzales for 5-7 minutes each to discuss the municipal issues they care most about. No appointment is necessary and meetings will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All residents of Santa Fe are invited to ask questions, discuss ideas or concerns, or just say hello.

When:             Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
                        5:30-7:30 PM

Where:            Southside Library
                        6599 Jaguar Drive

Have a question about city government? An issue you'd like to bring to the City Council's attention? Or just curious about what the Mayor and Council do? Stop by and chat with Mayor Javier M. Gonzales during his public office hours. No appointment necessary. If you have any questions, please contact the Frank Cordero at 505-955-6342 or e-mail him at

Joy Ginther and the Pink Elephant Theatre, Dec. 12-13

Updated Holds Policy To Take Effect Jan. 1, 2015

Monday, November 24, 2014

City of Santa Business Offices and Libraries Closed Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, 2014 for Thanksgiving

City of Santa Fe offices including Santa Fe Municipal Court and Public Libraries will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Trash and recycling services will be picked up on Thursday and Friday. Please have containers out by 8:00 a.m.

Santa Fe Trails bus service will not operate Thursday, November 27, 2014, however will resume on Friday, November 28, 2014 on their Saturday schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Thursday and Friday November 27-28. 2014. Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume on Monday, December 1, 2014.
Parking Facilities and street parking meters will be free in observation of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. However, Friday, November 28, 2014 they will all be on normal operating hours and fees will apply.

Recreation Centers owned by the City of Santa Fe will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, 2014.

The Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station and Caja del Rio Landfill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will reopen on Friday, November 28, 2014. For more information, please call Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency at 424-1850 or go to

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting will take place on the plaza, Friday, November 28, 2014, with entertainment beginning at 1:00 pm; the actual lighting will be at 6 pm.

Please come and join us for this family fun holiday event.

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 22 & 23: La Farge Pre-Thanksgiving Sale

Discount Books Only
Open to the public both days, no members-only hours.

• Saturday 22nd: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
• Sunday 23rd: 1:00–3:30 PM, Bag Day (bag provided)

La Farge Branch Library
1730 Llano St.